Monday, November 26, 2012

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The Nutcracker Sweet 2012The Nutcracker Sweet, the Mouse RingThe Nutcracker with Ornate Chess PieceThe Nutcracker Sweet, Three Blue Ballerinas (back)The Nutcracker Sweet, Three Blue Ballerinas (front)Winter Roses (back)
Winter RosesThe Nutcracker Sweet, Blue Ballerina Stamp (back)The Nutcracker Sweet, Blue Ballerina (front)The Nutcracker with ornate key (back)The Nutcracker with Ornate Key (front)Graphic45 Nutcracker 2012
Ballerina in Pink SwirlFor my GranddaughterNutcracker Sweet, Ballerina in Pink & BlueNutcracker Sweet, The Sugar Plum FairyNutcracker Sweet, Blue BallerinasThe Nutcracker Sweet, Gift Card Holder
The Nutcracker for my MarkThe Nutcracker Sweet TagThe Sugar Plum Fairy with demi pearlsAll dressed up...Box of BeautiesPink Cotton Candy

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Magic of the Nutcracker!

The Nutcracker and Clock (Front)

The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's two-act ballet was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in December of 1892.  It was not a raving success. However, the twenty-two minute suite was, and so, inspired by this great music, Graphic45 paper and Arlene (designer at Graphic45) I spent the last two days making these Christmas tree ornaments, having the best time and I'm not done yet!

The chipboard piece of the Nutcracker is taken from Nutcracker Sweet Tags 1 is attached to a Tim Holtz Metal Holder and hot glued to a round paper-mache ornament that was first painted with white Golden Acrylic paint, embellished with lace and faced with Graphic45 paper.  The score sheet, Nutcracker Sweet Collection, Enchanted Journey, was added and the ends were curled using a skewer.
Grand-daughter's (Front)
Each ornament measures 3.75 inches and hangs from a string of small white pearls.  The ballerinas were all fussy cut and attached to the background with Pop-dots.  Mulberry roses in blue, soft pink, white and lavender sparkle with Stickles, Icicle and ornate keys complete the tree hanger. On the back of my grand-daughter's there is a pink rose, chipboard tag from Nutcracker Sweet Tags 1 and a metal swirl.
Grand-daughter's (Back)
Sugar Plum Fairy (Front)
Sugar Plum Fairy (Back)

The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Blue Ballerians are both made using tags and paper from the Nutcracker Sweet Collection. Stay tuned as there are five blanks on my studio table waiting to be completed and a couple of these will be sent to my Esty store...SilkRoadFabricArts.
Blue Ballerinas (Front)
Blue Ballerians (Back)
The Nutcracker and Clock (Back)